Keep it Small

I learned a good lesson today. When tackling impediments, sometimes it pays to take on the small stuff first. Here are a few reasons why:

  1. Feedback: taking on the small issues first allows you more rapid feedback regarding your change efforts.
  2. Momentum: Building on a few small successes can make it easier to take on the bigger issues.
  3. Credibility: With each small achievement you build more credibility within the organization.

If you are like me, you love a big challenge and tend to “swing for the fences”. Well, there’s nothing wrong with that, but next time I might take a swing at the small stuff first.

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